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Treatments are performed with a 4-day high-dose ketamine infusion on an outpatient basis at the Foundation ’s Surgery Center. For information on our research on the ketamine coma procedure, please visit our research section. The key to success is to get the dose of ketamine as high as possible and hold the dose up as long as possible with safety and creature comfort as primary concerns. Measuring clinical outcome on an objective basis is also critical to success.

The following two reports point out the nature of the placebo effect. They also point out that patients are not interested in placebos. Patients expect that their clinical outcome will result real physical changes in their bodies as determined by using and documenting objective measurements of pain.


Overview of the placebo effect


Impact of color on the placebo effect



Patients are invited to view the following links for details about our high-dose outpatient ketamine treatment.




(1) Ketamine Treatment Improves Facial Appearance


(2) Follow-up Videos On Five Consecutive Patients


(3) RSD Can Also Decrease Perception To Pain


(4)  RSD Is One Of The Most Disabling Complications After Stroke


(5) Measurement of Outcome on an Objective Basis is Important


(6) How To Prevent Spreading CRPS Due To IV Placement


(7) Pain Thresholds Help to Determine the Optimal Duration of Ketamine Treatment


(8) Emotional Consequences of CRPS


(9) Preventing Adverse Hallucinations During Ketamine Infusions


(10) Ketamine Infusions in Patients with Sleep Apnea


(11) Six Questions Frequently Asked by Physicians


(12) Physical Therapy Can Be Harmful


(13) Katie's Parents Are Medical Doctors


(14) How To Effectively Manage Nausea And Vomiting During Outpatient Ketamine Infusions


(15) Is Ketamine Coma More Effective Than High-dose Ketamine?


(16) Diagnosis of CRPS of the Back


(17) Role of Ketamine in Treating Chronic Intractable Daily Headaches


(18) PART I: Treating Fibromyalgia with Ketamine


(19) PART II: Treating Fibromyalgia with Ketamine


(20) PART I: CRPS Complicated by Lyme Disease


(21) PART II: CRPS Complicated by Lyme Disease


(22) Myofascial Trigger Points & CRPS


(23) Do Doctors Torture Patients with CRPS (4 PARTS)


(24) Medical Experts Found it Exceptional that Ketamine can Actually "Cure" CRPS


(25) Inpatient Ketamine Therapy: Multiple sites of acute pain can trigger CRPS


(26) Ketamine Can Improve Visual Acuity in Patients with CRPS


(27) CRPS in Children


(28) Shannon Stocker MD gave a "Live" Account of her Journey with CRPS


(29) Lecture: How To Measure Pain Objectively

English & Spanish


(30) Breakthrough in antidepressant treatment with ketamine

English & Spanish



At our Surgical Center the effectiveness of treatment with ketamine is documented on an objective basis. Videos and pain thresholds document the effectiveness of the treatment. Patients are provided this outcome clinical data (including videos) for their record. The baseline video and pain thresholds are performed on a Monday with the post-treatment video performed the day following the last ketamine infusion. Pain thresholds are performed before and after each ketamine infusion. Families generally stay in Tampa, Florida USA for one week for the treatment.

Multiple sticks starting an IV can trigger CRPS, leading to major physical impairments. Accordingly, special precautions are taken in starting IVs and the IV catheter is left in place throughout the 3 to 4-day treatment with ketamine.

For more information about our Surgery Center dedicated to the treatment of RSD / CRPS, please visit:

The RSD / CRPS Treatment Center & Research Institute


Patients are referred to the links provided below. That way the patient would be exposed to the full spectrum of possible outcomes.

Journal Pain Medicine


Medical Synopsis Ketamine Coma Procedure

Medical Synopsis Outpatient Ketamine Procedure

Two Controlled Studies with Ketamine in Patients with CRPS

Ketamine Coma Study: Objective Assessment of Outcome for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome



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